Chicago Bears could benefit from Packers’ huge bet

Aaron Rodgers will therefore be back in Green Bay after signing a new four-year contract averaging $50 million and reuniting with his favorite target, Davante Adams.

It’s not necessarily a four-year disaster for the Bears and the rest of the NFC North.

The Packers structured the deal to lower the salary cap of his deal in 1 year and they needed that to happen in a big way as they passed the $26 million cap on Tuesday with free agents who need to sign, a desire to put the franchise tag on Davante Adams or give him a new contract, and more restructuring to come to avoid losing too many other players.

Rodgers got $153 million guaranteed in the deal.

Here’s why the Packers can’t just step into continued success against the Bears with the return of Rodgers.

1. Weakened List

The Packers will need to add receivers and find ways to replace key defensive players.

It was widely speculated that they would struggle to retain cornerback Rasul Douglas, linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, setter Za’Darius Smith, receivers Randall Cobb, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and winger Allen Lazard. close Robert Tonyan and one or two offensive linemen. .

They managed to retain passing thrower Preston Smith by getting him to accept an embarrassing, incentivized deal, which is essentially a pay cut. They are going to have to rearrange a lot of positions and not lose a beat. It’s not easy to accomplish after a big turnover on either side of the ball.

2. The real free agents are gone

The two biggest losses among the Packers free agents were Nathaniel Hackett and Luke Getsy. Not only were they brilliant coaches in every way, including Rodgers, but they also provided a valuable buffer between coach Matt LaFleur and a quarterback who is a bubbly diva.

Without that barrier, it won’t be as easy to avoid the feelings Rodgers had for Mike McCarthy when this couple of two determined individuals fell apart. Another loss was tight ends coach Justin Outten, who is now Denver’s offensive coordinator. As the Packers’ tight ends coach, he squeezed what he could from a marginal group of tight ends in old Marcedes Lewis, Tonyan and Josiah Deguara.

3. NFC North has changed

Rodgers was basically attacking the same defensive pattern as the Bears, with two years of slight modifications under Chuck Pagano, for seven years. This will completely change in the coming season. The same goes for the Minnesota Vikings, who are no longer a 4-3 based team for the first time since 1985. Rodgers has always seemed so comfortable against both teams over the past two years, specifically. With different coaches, different receivers and a different defensive scheme to fight with, he’s going to find a complete change of scenery ahead. He might not like it.

4. Rodgers Not Good Enough

The Packers went out and hired a good special teams coordinator because they blamed their loss to San Francisco on special teams. Granted, their special teams were putrid.

However, special teams failed to score them 10 points when they lost. Aaron Rodgers and the offense scored 10 points.

5. He is old

Is this the year Rodgers’ body stops working the same way? Quarterbacks frequently hit the wall when they get to the late stages of their careers. The NFL is not a country for old people and Rodgers is old. Tom Brady was the ridiculous exception. Ben Roethlisberger felt it in his late thirties. Drew Brees looked like a rubber-armed quarterback towards the end.

Rodgers will be 39 on December 2 and he is under contract for four years?

Players in their late thirties also injure themselves much more often than younger players.

It’s quite a gamble from the Packers considering all but $47 million of the $200 million is guaranteed.

Paying so much money to any individual in such a collective sport as football, when there is a salary cap, seems stupid.

Sounds like the kind of bet that can bring down a franchise.

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